HBO/Max dominated the 2023 Primetime Emmy nominations on Wednesday with 127 nominations, including 27 for previous drama winner Succession, which ended its run this year, 24 for rookie The Last of Us, 23 for last year’s limited-series winner, The White Lotus, and eight for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. Even so, that tally was down a bit from 2022’s 140 nods.
Netflix came in second with 103 nominations, a small drop from last year’s 105, with Beef, Dahmer and Wednesday leading the way for the streaming service with 13, 13 and 12 mentions, respectively.
In third was Hulu with 60 nominations, led by Only Murders in the Building with 11 nods, including a mention for best comedy, and Welcome to Chippendale‘s with five.
Apple TV Plus wasn’t far behind with 54 nominations across 13 titles. Apple was once again led by Ted Lasso, last year’s outstanding comedy. The Jason Sudeikis-led series made history by being the most-nominated Emmy comedy for the third straight year with 21 nods even though the show’s third and final (?) season was less critically well-received than the first two.
Prime Video had 41 nominations, including 14 for the fifth and final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, including outstanding comedy and best lead and supporting actress in a comedy for former winners Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, and nine for limited series Daisy Jones and the Six, which saw mentions for lead actress Riley Keough and supporting actress Camila Morrone.
Prime Video was just ahead of Disney Plus, with 40 nominations, including a best drama mention for break-out Star Wars series Andor, which received eight nods in its rookie season.
Season one of The Bear led the charge for FX with 13 nominations, including nods for stars Jeremy Allen White as best actor in a comedy, Ayo Edebiri as best supporting actress in a comedy and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as best supporting actor in a comedy. Several of the show’s guest cast was also nominated, including Oliver Platt and Jon Bernthal. FX also grabbed seven nominations for limited series Fleishman is in Trouble, with nods for stars Lizzie Caplan and Claire Danes. In total, FX scored 37 nominations, up from last year’s 23.
Among the broadcast networks, ABC led with 28 nominations, including eight for Abbott Elementary. ABC was followed closely by NBC with 27, including nine for Saturday Night Live, although the veteran late-night sketch show was omitted from all of the acting categories this year. CBS came in third with 20 and Fox in fourth with 11.
HBO/Max also landed many nominations among lead actors and actresses in a drama, with Succession’s former winner Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin scoring mentions among the men and Succession’s Sarah Snook among the women. The Last of Us’ Pedro Pascal (who received two other nominations on Wednesday morning, making a big splash in his rookie year) and Bella Ramsey both were nominated as lead actor and lead actress.
Besides Succession, The Last of Us, The White Lotus and House of the Dragon, also nominated for best drama are AMC’s oft-nominated Better Call Saul, Disney Plus’ Andor, Netflix’s former winner The Crown and Showtime’s Yellowjackets.
Other nominees for outstanding lead actor in a drama are Jeff Bridges for FX’s The Old Man and Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul.
Nominees for lead actress in a drama, besides Snook and Ramsey, are Sharon Horgan for Apple TV Plus’ Bad Sisters, Keri Russell for Netflix’s The Diplomat, Melanie Lynskey for Yellowjackets and former winner Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale. Horgan also was nominated for writing Bad Sisters, while Lynskey also was nominated for her guest appearance on The Last of Us.
HBO/Max was far less dominant in the comedy categories, with only Barry making it into the best comedies list with 13 nominations. Joining Barry were Ted Lasso, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Bear, Abbott Elementary, Only Murders in the Building, Amazon Freevee’s Jury Duty and Netflix’s Wednesday.
Barry’s creator, executive producer, writer, director and star Bill Hader was nominated for three individual Emmys: outstanding lead actor in a comedy and outstanding writing and directing. Other nominees are last year’s winner, Hader’s fellow SNL alum and Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis, who also was nominated for writing. Only Murders in the Building’s Martin Short, Shrinking’s Jason Segel and The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White fill out the roster.
Nominated for best lead actress in a comedy are Dead to Me’s Christina Applegate, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega, Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson and Poker Face’s Natasha Lyonne. Like Pascal, Brunson also is nominated for her guest turn on SNL.
As a testament to HBO/Max’s domination – besides its four drama series nominations – the premier cable network and streaming network ran the table in the category of supporting actor in a drama, with Succession’s Matthew Macfayden, last year’s winner, Alexander Skarsgard, Nicholas Braun and Alan Ruck all nominated, as well as White Lotus’ Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Will Sharpe and F. Murray Abraham.
HBO/Max also nabbed six of the eight spots in the category of supporting actress in a drama with Succession’s J. Smith Cameron and five of The White Lotus’ women: last year’s winner for best supporting actress in a limited series Jennifer Coolidge, Aubrey Plaza, Meghan Fahy, Sabrina Impacciatore and Simona Tobasco. Also nominated best supporting actress in a drama are The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki and Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn.
On the comedy side, nominees for best supporting actor in a comedy are: Barry’s Anthony Kerrigan and 2019 winner Henry Winkler; Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein, who won last year, as well as Phil Dunster; Jury Duty’s James Marsden; Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams and The Bear’s Bachrach.
Besides the aforementioned Bornstein and Edebiri, nominees for best supporting actress in a comedy are Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph, last year’s winner, and Janelle James; Ted Lasso’s Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham, 2021’s winner; and Shrinking’s Jessica Williams.
The 75th annual Primetime Emmys are slated to air Monday, September 18 on Fox. However, due to the ongoing writers’ strike and the potential actors’ strike, the ceremony may be moved to November, if the TV Academy has its way, or January, if Fox gets the final decision.
For a full list of nominees, visit Emmys.com.